Lisa Radakovich Holsberg
M.A. – Union Theological Seminary
M.Ed. – Teachers College, Columbia University
M.F.A., B.Mus. – University of California, Irvine
Lisa Radakovich Holsberg comes to theology from a professional life in the arts as a singer, composer, and music educator. Her research centers on the doctrines of God and creation together with mystical texts of contemplation and virtue, engaging the arts and sciences to inquire into the roles of beauty, suffering, creativity and theosis in the spiritual life of the human being. She completed her M.A. thesis, Piercing the Soul: Beauty, Affliction, and the Love of God in Simone Weil, at Union Theological Seminary. Lisa's award-winning 9/11 music peace project, Race for the Sky, a contemporary reflection on the human impulse to create form out of chaos and crisis, is found on the web at www.raceforthesky.org
. Her musical compositions of Byzantine texts, Akathist to Jesus Christ for chorus, chanters, and congregation, and Come, True Light: Prayer of St. Symeon the New Theologian for voice, piano, cello, bells and cymbal, premiered respectively at the 2011 and 2009 annual conferences of The Sophia Institute at Union Theological Seminary. Lisa lives in Manhattan with her husband Peter, and their two children Sarah and Lukas.